It can be difficult and time-consuming to fix the problem of a Blomber washing machine that doesn’t start. Fortunately, there are several ways to identify and fix the issue. We’ll discuss the most common causes that Blomber washing machine won’t start , and provide step-by-step solutions. No matter whether you’re a skilled DIYer or are just beginning to make repairs at home, this guide can help you get your Blomber washing machine up and functioning again within a matter of minutes.
Lid switch: The lid switch acts as a security feature that is available on top-loading Blomber washing machines. The lid switch is usually situated under the main top. It is mounted on or attached to the lid. This activates the switch when it’s shut. The motor circuits as well as the timer are powered by the lid switch. How do you test the switch that powers the lid on the Blomber washing-machine using a multimeter:
- Remove the plug from your Blomber washing machine.
- Locate the lid switch by getting rid of the top panel or cabinet.
- After finding the switch, start by ensuring that no levers or actuators are damaged or stuck and that the switch has been activated mechanically when the lid is closed.
- If there is no issue after the above check then you can take off the switch and change the Rx1 setting on your multimeter. While pressing and holding the switch’s button, put probes on the switch’s terminals, you should see a reading that is zero.
- If you receive a different reading it’s time to get a new lid switch.
Timer and Timer Motor: The timer is used to regulate all functions of the Blomber washer. The timer will have several electrical contacts that are operated by a cam that is controlled by a timer motor. The motor for the timer is controlled by a few of these contacts. The timer motor or timer may be faulty if the washer’s timing mechanism isn’t moving. How to check the timer and motor on a Blomber washer using an instrument:
- Unplug the Blomber washing appliances from the power source.
- Locate and then remove the timer from the appliance. To access the control panel and rear panel, you’ll have to remove them.
- Turn your multimeter to Rx1 and then touch the probes at the motor terminals (refer to your wiring schematic). The continuity test should yield a value from zero to close to zero.
- You will need to purchase a replacement timing timer if your test gives you different results.
Water Level Control: The water level control on Blomber washing machines is used to turn the water valve off and on at the levels you choose and also to provide power to the timer motor when the correct level of water is reached. If the washer fills up however the timer doesn’t advance , you could have a problem with the water level switch. How to check the control of water levels in the Blomber washing machine:
- As you’ll be working using electrical parts, it’s vital to disconnect the machine prior to when you begin.
- Before you suspect the switch it is important to eliminate the air dome hose that is the cause of the issue. The cabinet should be removed to find and then remove the air dome hose. Set the hose in the water and seal the ends. Then , blow air into each end to look for bubbles. You should also examine the hose for indications of wear, cracks or obstructions.
- If you do not see any issues above, you may need the new water level switch.
Timer Knob, Dial & Skirt: The timer knob, also known as a dial, is connected to the shaft of the timer , and will rotate as the timer moves through a cycle. The timer knob can also be used to begin the cycle by pulling out on the knob , which triggers an inside switch of the timer. The knob for the timer is generally made from plastic , and then reinforced with a keyed insert. The knob could crack or wear over time and stop rotating when the shaft is turned. This can make it hard to turn the timer to the desired time and also cause the dial to stop turning to the right direction when the cycle is progressing. What is the best way to inspect the timer knob on the timer knob on a Blomber washer?
- Remove the Blomber washer from its electrical source.
- To locate the timer knob you’ll need to remove the cabinet or back panel in order to reach the back.
- To ensure the timer engages, inspect the knob by taking it out and pressing in.
- If it’s not working the knob, you’ll need new knobs.
Drain Pump: A drain pump is a device that removes water from the Blomber washer tub after the wash and rinse portions. The Blomber washer might not be able to sense the tub as empty if the drain pump is not working. If your washing machine stops at the end of the wash or rinse portions of the cycle check to see if the drain pump functions properly. If this is the case, some electronic controlled models may show an error message. If your Blomber machine is flashing an error code, you can refer to our list of appliances that show common fault codes to identify the cause. How to examine drain pump the in the Blomber washing machine:
- Unplug the Blomber washer.
- Locate your drain pump. It is necessary to take off the cabinet or front panel of your appliance in order to access the pump.
- Once you’ve located the pump, inspect the connections and hoses to ensure there aren’t any leaks or damages.
- If the leak is coming through the pump, you’ll require a replacement pump.
Water Inlet Valve: The water valve inlet is used to supply both cold and hot water to the Blomber washer during filling phase of the cycle. The valve should have at least two solenoids to open the valve when required. The water inlet valve may be the reason why your washer ceases to move through the cycle, and then stops at the rinse fill or wash portion. You should first verify that the inlet hoses aren’t have any kinks or restrictions and that the screens for inlet are clear. These should be fine. Next, you can examine the resiliency of the solenoids with a multimeter. How to check the valve for water inlet of a Blomber washing machine with the aid of a multimeter:
- Make sure you’ve unplugged the Blomber washing machine prior to beginning.
- Find the valve for water inlet and pull it out. You’ll find it right behind the hose connections. To access it, you will need to take down all or part the cabinet.
- The screens inside the valve for signs of buildup or debris Make sure you do this with care as the screens cannot be repaired, and if the screens are damaged you will need the replacement of the valve.
- Visually inspect your pump for any indications of wear or damage. If none is found, set your multi-meter to Rx1 then attach the probes onto the terminals. Check the owner’s manual to determine what results this test can produce, as it varies between models.
- You’ll require to purchase a replacement valve for your water when your readings are not within the range of recommended.